Football God Championship History
LAST YEAR'S MONEY WINNERS
2015 Football God Champion: Jim Rowing
After years of 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths, Jim finally got over the hump and won the Championship last year. Jim took a dominant fantasy season and a stellar performance in the Preseason Predictions and led that to victory.
And, to be honest, it wasn't even close. Jim won by more than 50 points overall. The big storyline for him is obvious, can he repeat?
2015 Runner-Up: Adam Johnson
After a couple of middling years, I came in 2nd in 2015. This was mostly because of the bonus that came with winning the Survival Pool. If it wasn't for that I would have finished in 4th, out of the money. However, 2 firsts and 2 runners up are pretty good. That would be the most total top 2 finishes in the league.
2015 3rd Place: Colin Reilly
After a rough start, Colin has turned into a perennial contender. He's sort of the Buffalo Bills of our league, finishing in the money year after year, but not able to get over the hump. Considering Colin lives in Buffalo, I think his best chance of ever winning the league is to move back to Pittsburgh, where we trip over Lombardi Trophies in the street.
2 Time Champion: Anthony Folden
Folden was the winner of the 1st and 3rd Football God, like Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania. And like Hulk Hogan, he won't go away and I hate his guts.
I kid. Folden took some varied finishes over the last few years and finished on the money bubble in 4th. Folden's has a history of either being near the top or near the bottom. He takes big swings and either connects or misses. Expect more of the same this year as he looks for his 3rd championship.
2 Time Champion: Joe McLane
Joe has hands down been the most consistently successful person in this league over the years. 2 championships, a runner up, and 4 other finishes in the top half of the standings. Joe's always drafting well, predicting well, and pick'eming well...That's a word...
2011 Champion: Shawn Voyten
Shawn's basically fallen in love with 8th place. In his 7 years of Football God participating, he's finished in 1st, 2nd, 6th. Other than that he has four 8th place finishes. Predicting him to finish anywhere other than 8th seems foolish. But, Shawn's finally not picked against Alabama in College Football, so it looks like he may have learned his lesson and i ready to move back up in the standings.
Geiss has the same affinity for 9th as Shawn does for 8th. After a runner-up in the first year of Football God, it's been tough sledding. Three 9ths in the last four years is calling out for a big year. Also, Geiss is the last founder of the league who is still looking for a Championship.
Chris Coldsmith (Munez)
Munez is always flying around the standings. It's hard to predict year in and year out how bold his predictions will take him. Last year they hurt him. He's still looking for his first championship or cash. Last year he was the only one who predicted Houston to win the AFC South when the rest of us had Indi in or around the Super Bowl. A few predictions like that this year will get him up higher in the finishers.
Last year, Rob finished out of the money for the first time since 2012. He finished in 7th last year, but was only about 30 points out of 4th. He'll look to rebound from that and finish a little higher this year.
2015: The John McLane
Gary took a stellar debut and used that momentum to nose dive into last place. Gary tanked some at the end to secure himself the first pick, which pretty much led to future rule changes. So let's see if Gary's 2015 strategy leads to a positive 2016.
Eplin took his first year in the league and settled into the middle. Now that he knows how things works we may see a jump in the standings. If his college predictions are any indication, sink or swim, he certainly isn't afraid to take chances.
Chris Hale is a robotic fantasy expert, whose dry humor and calm demeanor are hard to interpret when you're hammered drunk. Nobody knows where he comes from or where he's going, or if he even actually exists.
2016 Top 3 Predictions
No reason inparticular. Just going on gut. 8==============D